Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/11/29[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
Kenko is owned by the Hoya Corporation, the largest producer of optical glass in the world. They make Kenko and Hoya filters and also produce them under many other names as well. The third sibling is Tokina Optical Company which also produces lenses made from Hoya glass as do Pentax, Leica (some lenses), et al. Peter K - -----Original Message----- From: Marc James Small [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Thursday, November 25, 1999 12:12 PM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: [Leica] vintage Leica UV filters At 01:57 PM 11/25/1999 -0500, Lee, Jonathan wrote: >My uncoated Summar came with a UV filter labelled Kenko Summar UV. The >colour and wear seem to match the chrome from the Summar. Is it original >equipment and is Kenko associated with Leica? Good God, NO! There is NO connexion at all between Leica and Kenko! Kenko is a middlin' quality Oriental firm of some sort. In the last fifteen or twenty years, they have been best noted for producing a full range of T-mounts. This filter, however, might be good: I believe Kenko generally used Hoya glass in its filters. Marc firstname.lastname@example.org FAX: +540/343-7315 Cha robh bas fir gun ghras fir!